A final round one-under-par 69 secured Martin Kaymer an eight-shot victory at the US Open, and the win sees Kaymer join the list of the games elite players in more ways than one.
Now former world No.1 becomes the first player form Continental Europe to win the US Open.
"I'm more of a complete player it was just a matter of time.” - Martin Kaymer
“It shouldn't sound cocky or arrogant, but I knew it would come. I knew that I would play good golf again,” said Kaymer, speaking on his dip in form.
“There was enough belief there. I just didn't think it would take me that much time to get back where I was or actually not where I was, I think I play better golf now I'm more of a complete player it was just a matter of time.”
The win sees Kaymer become only the eighth wire-to-wire US Open champion in history, and a whole lot more.
Martin Kaymer :: with this win
Kaymer is now No.11 in the world rankings.
Becomes the first player from continental Europe to win the US Open.
Martin Kaymer moves to 240.77 in The Ryder Cup World Points List ascending to ninth place.
He is now the 35th non-American winner of the US Open.
He joins Seve Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer and Jose Maria Olazabal as the fourth player from Continental Europe to win multiple majors.
Becomes the first wire-to-wire winner of the US Open Championship with no ties since Rory McIlroy in 2011.
The win is the sixth major championship victory by a former challenge tour player.
Becomes the 18th different player to win the US Open Championship and US PGA Championship.
Kaymer is now the fourth European Tour Member to win the US Open Championship in the past five seasons, following Graeme McDowell (2010), Rory McIlroy (2011) and Justin Rose (2013).
Becomes the 13th different European Tour Member to record multiple Major Championships.